French Troubadour Songs


Paul Hillier (Vocals) , Andrew Lawrence-King (Organ, Harp)
Few song have been as brilliant or have enjoyed as much success as the songs of the troubadours. Several thousand songs have come down to us, monophonic songs for solo voice, created across the 12th and 13th centuries. The designations “troubadour” and “trouvere” (from trobar or trouver meaning “to find,” the former in the southern French dialect langue d’oc, the latter in the northern French langue d’oil) express with marvellous accuracy the work of these poet/composers: they were “finders” or “discoverers” of new ways to express human emotions through songs…

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